Ukraine releases video of 2 Russian ships allegedly destroyed in the Black Sea

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The Ukrainian military released a video on Monday allegedly showing two of them Russian patrol boats be blown up in the Black Sea.

The clip begins with an aerial view of a Raptor-class boat in the water. The ship then explodes in a fireball, sending debris and sparks into the air.

The second boat – which was in motion – suffers the same fate.

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“Two Russian Raptor boats were destroyed at dawn today near the island of Zmiyiny (Snake)”, General Valerii Zaluzhnyi, commander-in-chief of the Ukrainian army, said in a post on Facebook.

The Russian military has not yet commented on the video.

This split image taken from the video presumably shows a destroyed Russian patrol boat in the Black Sea.

This split image taken from the video presumably shows a destroyed Russian patrol boat in the Black Sea.
(General State of the Armed Forces of Ukraine)

The reported destruction comes just weeks after the Russian warship Moskva sank in the Black Sea.

In mid-April, a US official told Fox News that the US believes the flagship was hit by two Ukrainian missiles before going underwater.

The Russian missile cruiser Moskva, the flagship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, is anchored in the Black Sea port of Sevastopol on 11 September 2008.
(Photo AP, File)

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The Moskva was about 60 nautical miles south of Odesa at the time of the explosion.

Moscow, the ship said it sank after a fire on board caused an explosion.

Fox News’ Mark Meredith and Liz Friden contributed to this report.